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Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge
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General information
Type Former hunting lodge, now a museum
Town or city Chingford
London, E4
Country England
Coordinates 51°38′04″N 0°01′03″E / 51.634463°N 0.017492°E / 51.634463; 0.017492Coordinates: 51°38′04″N 0°01′03″E / 51.634463°N 0.017492°E / 51.634463; 0.017492
Listed Building – Grade II
Official name Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge
Designated 28 June 1954
Reference no. 1293481
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Interior

Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge is a Grade II* listed former hunting lodge, now a museum, on the edge of Epping Forest, at 8 Rangers Road, Chingford, London E4, in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, near Greater London's boundary with Essex.

History

In 1542, Henry VIII commissioned the building, then known as Great Standing, from which to view the deer chase at Chingford; it was completed in 1543. The building was renovated in 1589 for Queen Elizabeth I. The former lodge, now a three-storey building, has been extensively restored and is now a museum, which has been managed by the City of London Corporation since 1960. Admission is free.

There is a smaller hunting lodge, "The Little Standing", about a mile away in Loughton, part of the Warren, the Epping Forest HQ.

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